In order to maintain the ecumenical, multi-ethnic, and multi-denomination makeup among the HTI PhD student populace, a broader participation of seminaries, schools of theology, and university religion departments would be necessary to expand HTI’s already successful work. In November 2007, seventeen schools joined forces to establish the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium to continue, and expand HTI’s track record in advancing and graduating Latina/o PhD students.
The HTI Consortium is a currently a collaborative enterprise comprised of twenty-four PhD granting institutions seeking to:
- Increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latina/o PhD students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources in the field of religion (human, financial, and infrastructure);
- Provide a forum for exchange of information, ideas, and best practices to address the needs of Latina/o faculty, and students in theological and religious studies;
- Leverage additional resources for recruitment of Latina/o faculty and students.
List of Schools
“Brite Divinity School is honored to be a founding member of the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium. The important contributions of this program, already demonstrated to Brite by the experience of our students, was underscored as we conducted a recent search for a position in Latina/o Church Studies. This program is making a difference in North American theological education!”
D. Newell Williams
Brite Divinity School